The Dos and Don’ts of Dance Season

Katherine Kilsey, Lion's Roar Staff

Lincoln High School’s school dance season is quickly approaching! Freshman Frolic is in March, Sophomore Hop is in April, and the junior and senior proms are in May. School dances are some of the most anticipated social events in high school, and they can make for really memorable experiences. However, there are some things to keep in mind before and during a school dance to keep everything positive and make it a night to remember.

DO ask an upperclassman to Freshman Frolic or Sophomore Hop! It is a tradition at LHS to bring a junior or senior to these dances, and it can be a great way to get to know them better!

DO make a cute poster to ask someone to a school dance! It shows your creativity and gets people excited to go to the dance. The poster could involve a clever catchphrase

DO be understanding if someone already has a date. Be respectful of others’ choices- there is always time to ask someone else.

DO follow all the rules at the dance, or else you might be kicked out. LHS has a set of guidelines that students must follow at Frolic, Hop, and proms, and failure to abide by them may result in disciplinary action or removal from the dance.

DO charge your phone before a dance! School dances are several hours long and there will be many opportunities to take photos and videos. The last thing you want is to run out of phone battery in the middle of it.

DON’T argue with your friends over the same dress. There are countless options for dresses of every style and color, it’s not worth fighting with your friends over.

DON’T just stand around at the dance! You may feel embarrassed to get up and dance, but everyone is going to be doing the same thing. Dances are meant to be fun and memorable, so make the most of them!

DON’T abandon your date. You are going to the dance as a pair, so make sure you are comfortable with the person you are going with, as you’ll be with them the majority of the night.

DON’T make too many song suggestions. One or two is fine, but eventually, the DJ might get annoyed with you. Many DJs also have a set list of songs they are already going to play, so you don’t want to interrupt their schedule too much.

DON’T feel bad about going with friends! During dance season, there is a ton of pressure on students to find the perfect date. However, sometimes going with friends makes the night a lot less stressful and even more fun!